What do prairie dogs, wild bees and Sockeye Salmon have in common? Answer: they’re what is considered a keystone species, vital for the local ecosystem. A keystone species is removed, the entire ecosystem is threatened by collapse. Think of plankton – remove plankton and there goes your whales, coral, seahorses, small crustaceans, and potentially millions more. They’re essential to nature’s way of life for that particular eco environment.
In British Columbia, Sockeye Salmon feed hundreds of species including animals and humans. The rivers, however, are on the edge of extinction, thanks to over-fishing and artificial fish farms..
Fly fishers and nature lovers – if you’ve just eaten, you might want to watch the video later.